2/5BZ 'NO Gasionalism' @ TEHRAN / IRAN 07.08.07
- 2/5 BZ will play new audiovisual performance ' NO Gasionalsim NO
Pipeline Bridge NO Exotic ' for ' Reloading Image ' project in
Tehran / Iran / Azad Gallery in 7 th August 2007 .
The entry point to Serhat Köksal's new project ' NO Gasionalism NO
Pipeline Bridge ' is investigates cultural cliches and their effects
on the economic and political situation of individuals with sound
art and no exotic planetcore visuals ; '' Against the Wall and
Against the Bridge in there.'
Serhat Köksal founded his 2/5 BZ project in Istanbul in 1986. As a
constantly evolving multimedia project, the output is in disparate
formats: tapes, video collages, CD-ROMs, audio CDs, photocopied
zines and live performances. Serhat Köksal, aka 2/5 BZ, is
performing on the subject of Turkish pop cinema and deconstruction,
exotic tourism and anti-orientalism / anti-city myths, copy culture
and remakes, the ethnic market and east-west gateway clichés ,
critical sound art and audiovisual experimentation using collage and
cut-up techniques, found footage, field recordings and samples - in
short: a critical and humorous re-use of mass culture.The
audiovisual performance of Serhat Köksal aka 2/5 BZ entitled 'NO
Touristik NO Exotic' has toured festivals, exhibitions and clubs in
16 countries and 75 cities in Europa ,Asia ,North America .
2/5 BZ has performed at well-known festivals such as Club
Transmediale in Berlin,Sonic Acts in Amsterdam , collaborated with
numerous musicians such as Tim Hodgkinson and been presented, among
others, by John Peel in his famous John Peel sessions on BBC . He
lives and works in Istanbul.